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Booklovers' Gourmet Book Signing

  • Booklovers' Gourmet 55 E. Main Street Webster, MA 01570 USA (map)

"Once you choose hope, ANYTHING is possible."
- Christopher Reeve



The award-winning author, Connie Bombaci, will be signing her book, Hogan's Hope, at the Booklovers' Gourmet! Personalized copies make wonderful gifts, and shoppers can get a very special present as well as an early start on holiday shopping. 

Judea, Connie's deaf pup and licensed service dog, will be greeting customers to demonstrate what loving family members deaf dogs can make and how the myths regarding deaf dogs are untrue.

Profits from the sales of the book, Hogan's Hope, will be donated to non-profit animal organizations and deployed service personnel. 

“Thanks for this delightful book. You honor Hogan, and I’m delighted his spirit lives on.”
- Dennis Murphy, Dateline NBC Award-Winning Correspondent

“Dive into this wonderful book and learn more about this intrepid pair as well as the power of love and persistence against seemingly stacked odds. Sit! Read! Enjoy!” 
- Dr. Nicholas H. Dodman, Professor Emeritus, Animal Behaviorist, Tufts University

“One of the most emotionally satisfying and enriching books I have ever read”
- Rosie Malezer, Readers Favorite


Hogan's Hope is the inspirational story of a deaf dog who escaped death during the time when the prevalent belief was that deaf dogs needed to be destroyed. It is the tale of a legendary deaf canine champion who endured severe abuse and prevailed as he turned upside down the myths of deaf dogs being dumb, difficult to train, and harmful. Hogan learned over seventy words in American Sign Language, engaged in normal puppy activities, and provided the hope of life, not death for deaf dogs worldwide. Through perseverance and enduring hope, Hogan's courage provided inspiration to anyone, human or pet, that success and genuine love are truly possible. This heroic deaf dog continues to reveal that by choosing hope, anyone's dreams can come true, and the world can be filled with steadfast faith, pure joy, and unconditional love. It's a story like none other.

Connie Bombaci, a retired educator, is resolute in her love for animals, belief in the goodness of all God’s creations, and desire to provide encouragement no matter what the challenge. She appeared with Hogan on Oprah, Dateline, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, and Amazing Tails and lives with her family in Connecticut.

Awards and recognitions include: 
2018 IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Medalist
2018 Dan Poynter Legacy Award, for Non-Fiction
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Book Trailer
2018 Global Ebook Awards, Gold for Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Award, Winner for Animals/Pets
2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards, Finalist for Inspirational Non-Fiction
2018 International Book Awards, Finalist for Narrative Non-Fiction Animals/Pets
2017 Kindle Promos First Place
2017 Best Book Award-winning Finalist
Readers’ Favorite Five-Star review
The Book Designer’s Gold Star for eBook Cover

Earlier Event: October 27
Hartford Pet Expo - 2 days!
Later Event: November 13
Do You Have Hogan's Hope?